‘Benjamin West and George III’.
A lecture by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, The Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures at the Royal Collection
Monday 18 July 2016 at 6.30pm

To complement the exhibition ‘Milkmaids in St James’s Park: Benjamin West at Spencer House’, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, will give the second lecture in a special series celebrating the loan of Milkmaids in St James’s Park, Westminster Abbey Beyond, an unusual pastoral landscape by West from the Yale Center for British Art. The event will be followed by a drinks reception.
‘Benjamin West and George III’. A lecture by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, The Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures at the Royal CollectionMonday 18 July 2016 at 6.30pm To complement the exhibition ‘Milkmaids in St James’s Park: Benjamin West at Spencer House’, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, will give the second lecture in a special series celebrating the loan of Milkmaids in St James’s Park, Westminster Abbey Beyond, an unusual pastoral landscape by West from the Yale Center for British Art. The event will be followed by a drinks reception. Find out more
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.

Spencer House is London’s most magnificent
eighteenth-century aristocratic palace

Built between 1756-1766 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) it is London’s finest surviving eighteenth-century town house.